Valetta Civitas Nova Maltae olim Millitae

DAPPER, Olfert

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Place Published: Leiden
Publisher: Van der Aa, Pierre

Description: Map. Copper plate engraving. Image measures 11 1/8 x 14 3/8".

Comments: A dynamic bird's-eye view of Valletta, the capital city of Malta, published circa 1720. Seen from the northwest, the city is richly detailed, although likely arranged more geometrically than in reality. Surrounding cities of Senglea and Vittoriosa, as well as Fort Ricasoli, are also shown to the left of the capital. A figured title cartouche in the lower left shows a group of men, one carrying a trunk on his back bearing the title. The surrounding waters are filled with decorative ships, and a French coat of arms is drawn in the upper left corner to indicate France's colonial control of the region. A key in the upper right identifies 46 principal spots in the town. The map is in very good condition with overall toning and no chips or tears. Original uncolored engraving with narrow margins as issued. Olfert Dapper (c. 1635 %u2013 1689) was a Dutch physician and writer. His work was especially valued then and now for its precise style of engraving, of which this map of Valletta is a beautiful example.

Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 236095


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